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General Medicine

The Department of General Medicine offers a wide range of services. It provides specialist care for patients with undifferentiated symptoms and conditions in an effective and timely manner, and provides holistic care for the patient.

The physical, social, emotional and psychological needs of the patient are considered to be equally important for his/her well-being. All our physicians are well trained General Physicians who also practise a subspecialty of their choice in one of the following : Cardiology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, Renal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Dermatology, Neurology, Immunology and Rheumatology.

We believe in good clinical evaluations of the patient, appropriate investigation and treatment, which is evidence-based. However, if and when required to conduct specialty investigations, we have full access to the latest CT scans, MRI, Cardiac, Neurological, Respiratory and Gastroenterology Investigation Tools.

We also believe strongly in preventive medicine and patient education, which empower the patient to contribute to the management of his/her condition. As many of our patients require hospitalization, we attempt to minimize their length of stay by being more efficient in our treatment.

The Department of General Medicine also provides a large outpatient facility to care for our general patients as well as patients with multiple medical conditions. We also offer specialty clinics for patients who require system or organ-specific advanced care.

The division of Internal Medicine provides the prevention, diagnosis, and management of diseases in adults, who have acute or chronic illnesses with undifferentiated complicated conditions. Most of the medical conditions do not belong to one specialty as they have complex conditions. Therefore, internists provide a broad-based, patient-centric, holistic and comprehensive care for both inpatient & outpatient services.

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has a large number of Internal Medicine Specialists providing General Medicine clinical services, teaching, and research.
Inpatient Services  

  1. Acute Care Unit - Our specialists provide quick assessment and initiation of definitive treatment for all acute general medical conditions.
  2. Inpatient consultation services – provide general medical consultation services for other medical and surgical specialties.

Outpatient Services

  1. We provide a full range of diagnosis and assessment of undifferentiated complicated general medical cases from community.
  2. Chronic disease management - provides management of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidaemia, Mild Chronic Kidney disease, Asthma and COPD.
  3. Health screening - provides primary and secondary preventive strategies in chronic disease conditions.
  4. Outpatient general medical consultation services – seeing general medical referral cases from polyclinics, private clinics and accident & emergency department.